Walter Magnusson

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Samsung Galaxy S5 to get unibody metal shell

<b>Samsung's next Galaxy smartphone will have a metal body, following HTC and Apple's premium devices, if Japanese website EMSOne is to be</i> …

Phones

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

10 Places To See Before They're Gone

Places, much like animals can become endangered, and some of the world's most amazing sights are gradually disappearing. Scientists say climate change has been affecting oceans, reefs, beaches, and even cities. Development is another danger for once-pristine, off-the-beaten-path spots and their …

Puerto Rico

Obama Supports a $10 Minimum Wage Proposal in the Senate

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Senate Democratic leadership plans to introduce a bill that could raise the minimum wage as high …

APOD: Eclipse at 44,000 Feet (2013 Nov 07) Image Credit & Copyright: Ben Cooper (Launch Photography) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131107.html Explanation: Timing was critical to catch this image of November 3rd's solar eclipse. But flying at 44,000 feet, intrepid eclipse chasers on a chartered jet traveling 500 miles per hour managed to intercept the the Moon's shadow. The remarkable flight made a perpendicular crossing of the central shadow track. Darkening the skies beyond the wing tip at that moment, the Moon's shadow was moving at some 8,000 miles per hour across the Atlantic Ocean, 600 miles southeast of Bermuda. After only an instant of totality, this snapshot captured the lunar disk in silhouette. Rays of sunlight shining past peaks and valleys along the lunar limb created the fleeting appearance of a glistening diamond ring. http://www.launchphotography.com/Total_Solar_Eclipse_2013.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131107 #APOD

Soyuz hooks up to the station

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Sep<p>7<p>Fri<p>DC Young Fly, IamZoie, Emmanuel Hudson, Justina Valentine, Conceited, Chico Bean, Hitman Holla, Charlie Clips, DJ D-Wrek and Rip Micheals | …

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Microsoft on Valve's move into consoles: 'It's not an easy transition'

Valve has done a great job keeping PC gaming strong at a time when there is a growing focus on the console market, according to Microsoft Studios vice president Phil Spencer in an interview with Games Beat. But when it comes to venturing into the console space, the company might face an uphill …

More Than Moonshine: Mountain Distilleries Get Crafty

There's a good chance that when you hear the word "distillery," images of Pappy, tucked away in the woods with his homemade still, come to mind. While this image certainly has some basis in fact, the art of distilling has been around since the first century A.D., courtesy of Greek alchemists. The …

6 Travel Challenges for New York City's New Mayor

Yesterday New York City elected its first new leader in 12 years, and mayor-elect Bill De Blasio has some very big, not to mention expensive, shoes …

The 10 Best Practical Places to Explore Ancient Rome

The legacy of the Roman Empire can be found in far more places than you might imagine. Many of the most interesting ancient sites, however, are located in countries and regions that are difficult or dangerous to visit. But that doesn't mean you can't get your fill of ancient Rome in more practical …

Ancient History

Why Obama Shouldn't Worry About His Lousy Poll Numbers

President Obama's poll numbers have hit just about the lowest point of his presidency.<p>They started sinking after the Obamacare website's miserable debut last month. Now, only around 40 percent of Americans think Obama is doing a good job. More than half disapprove of his performance. (A year ago, …

Al Gore: Snowden 'revealed evidence' of crimes against US constitution

Former US vice-president Al Gore has described the activities of the National Security Agency as "outrageous" and "completely unacceptable" and said whistleblower Edward Snowden has "revealed evidence" of crimes against the US constitution.<p>Gore, speaking Tuesday night at McGill University in …

Supporters Say Minimum Wage Hike Gaining Support

On many economic issues, Americans are deeply divided. But when it comes to giving pay raises to minimum wage workers, voters overwhelmingly say: Do it.<p>That message jumped out Tuesday when more than 6 in 10 voters in New Jersey approved an increase in their state's minimum hourly wage. In January, …

Joe Biden Dialed The Wrong Guy In Congratulatory Call To New Boston Mayor

Vice President Joe Biden was among other Democrat politicians calling to congratulate the wrong Walsh — to include DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, Cape Cod Online reports.<p>"You son of a gun, Marty! You did it! Congratulations," a boisterous Joe Biden said, …

Joe Biden